Autoworkers go on strike at plants at each of the Big Three
When autoworkers go on strike at plants at any of the Big Three automakers, they are usually protesting for better wages, benefits, working conditions or job security. Other demands for a strike may include political causes such as labor rights protections or the ability to form a union. The union representing the workers typically negotiates with management to reach an agreement. In the event that a contract cannot be reached, a strike can last for a period of weeks, months, or even years.